Huaiji Xanadu

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Kallyjon
By Kallyjon
Underground river Huaiji
Dec 2012
Starting at Huaiji, A local poor translator went with this Aussie Tourist to Xanadu field, leaving Huaiji by a local bus, 20 seater we travelled for 80 minutes over a very rough concrete road, there is a lot of road works going on and along parts of the road you can see the massive high speed train line being build, good seenery along the way, very steep mountains, fog was encounted as we left early 8am to get a good start to the day. There is brick works, timber mills drying cut layers of wood all along the road and traditional houses, there is never a shortage of the country views, the cool morinig mist added to the trip. if your lucky you may get a seat in a bus that is padded, other wise you will be sitting on plastic seats, the road is rough as guts, so the bus does about 40kph max. On the Sunday we went the Qiaotou town terminus was abuss with activity, we walk the town street to amuse the locals, as it is rare the see a westerner, specially one from the outback with a big cowboy hat, you will get stared at all day. Heading out the the attraction, we paid 10rmb for a 3 wheel transit bike/ bus that took 10 minutes to the entrance, as with most plasces in remote China every Tom Dick and harry want to have a chat in English, and like China in all there are kids kids and babbies everywhere, breed like flies. There was a 5rmb fee to enter, we walked along the set path for 100mt following the river, till the entrance to the cavern, the path is light with lights, very interesting site to see how a river cut its way under a mountain, the track underground is about 500mt long with 2 small bridges that cross the small stream, once out the other side there were some hot dog and boiled egg sellers, good enough to eat, being the cold season, I translator said there is no flowers to see, some old buildings and a farm we went past about 1.5k in total, plenty kids want to say hello, whats your name, every thing is in Chinese, some statues and signage is placed around the place but translator could not tell me what they read. poor English, most of the path is bricked, poorly maintained, maybe another 20 years, they may upgrade this site for western tourist. a bushie at heart for me it was worth the trip to see untouch tourist land. The track is used by motor bikes to enter the valley on the other side of the mountain, there would be about 50 people there that day looking, plenty of room for improvement to the site Once back at the entrance we phoned the taxi who picked us up. we walked back to the main road about 500mt to meet the taxi and took some photos of local woman doing the washing in the creek, there is a internet shop of all places at the first house , and as usual a bunch of kids, Hello what's your name. there are plenty of hills and caves around, and if some like mountain clinbing there are plenty of small hills to climb, a chair lift would be a good attraction up one of these mountains Back to the bus station for the trip home, it was a good 5 hour adventure for the day, to see some rural towns, untouched by westerners. toilets are at the entrance to the park, from what I made of it it is very popular in the summer, but that trip would be a killer in the small bus with no A/C and the bus is packed with people

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Underground river Huaiji
Dec 2012 • Family
Starting at Huaiji, A local poor translator went with this Aussie Tourist to Xanadu field, leaving Huaiji by a local bus, 20 seater we travelled for 80 minutes over a very rough concrete road, there is a lot of road works going on and along parts of the road you can see the massive high speed train line being build, good seenery along the way, very steep mountains, fog was encounted as we left early 8am to get a good start to the day.

There is brick works, timber mills drying cut layers of wood all along the road and traditional houses, there is never a shortage of the country views, the cool morinig mist added to the trip. if your lucky you may get a seat in a bus that is padded, other wise you will be sitting on plastic seats, the road is rough as guts, so the bus does about 40kph max.

On the Sunday we went the Qiaotou town terminus was abuss with activity, we walk the town street to amuse the locals, as it is rare the see a westerner, specially one from the outback with a big cowboy hat, you will get stared at all day.

Heading out the the attraction, we paid 10rmb for a 3 wheel transit bike/ bus that took 10 minutes to the entrance, as with most plasces in remote China every Tom Dick and harry want to have a chat in English, and like China in all there are kids kids and babbies everywhere, breed like flies.

There was a 5rmb fee to enter, we walked along the set path for 100mt following the river, till the entrance to the cavern, the path is light with lights, very interesting site to see how a river cut its way under a mountain, the track underground is about 500mt long with 2 small bridges that cross the small stream, once out the other side there were some hot dog and boiled egg sellers, good enough to eat, being the cold season, I translator said there is no flowers to see, some old buildings and a farm we went past about 1.5k in total, plenty kids want to say hello, whats your name, every thing is in Chinese, some statues and signage is placed around the place but translator could not tell me what they read. poor English, most of the path is bricked, poorly maintained, maybe another 20 years, they may upgrade this site for western tourist. a bushie at heart for me it was worth the trip to see untouch tourist land. The track is used by motor bikes to enter the valley on the other side of the mountain, there would be about 50 people there that day looking, plenty of room for improvement to the site

Once back at the entrance we phoned the taxi who picked us up. we walked back to the main road about 500mt to meet the taxi and took some photos of local woman doing the washing in the creek, there is a internet shop of all places at the first house , and as usual a bunch of kids, Hello what's your name. there are plenty of hills and caves around, and if some like mountain clinbing there are plenty of small hills to climb, a chair lift would be a good attraction up one of these mountains

Back to the bus station for the trip home, it was a good 5 hour adventure for the day, to see some rural towns, untouched by westerners. toilets are at the entrance to the park, from what I made of it it is very popular in the summer, but that trip would be a killer in the small bus with no A/C and the bus is packed with people
Written December 9, 2012
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